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FM 11-8 Pigeon Signal Company


Published September 15, 1944
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CONTENTS
General
Purpose
Scope
Mission
Assignment 4
Definition of terms 5
References 6
Duties and Capabilities.
Duties 7
Capabilities 8
Weather conditions affecting pigeon communication 9
Geographical and tactical influences 10
ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT.
Organization.
General 11
Headquarters platoon 12
Combat platoons 13
Equipment.
Weapons 14
Transportation 15
Pigeon equipment 16
TRAINING.
General.
General 17
Instruction phases 18
Responsibility for training 19
Personnel.
Qualifications for pigeoneers 20
Basic training 21
Advanced training 22
Training 23
CHAPTER 4. OPERATIONS. Paragraph Page
General 24 22
Combat 25 22
Company employment 26 22
Movement 27 23
Distribution and location of lofts 28 23
Procedure for forwarding messages from pigeon loft to addressee 29 24
Operation of special lofts 30 25
Distribution and care of pigeons 31 25
Classification of messages 32 26
Releasing pigeons 33 27
Camouflage 34 28
CHAPTER 5. SUPPLY.
General 35 30
Supply to company detachments 36 30
Pigeon feed and grit, items of automatic supply 37 30
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Year 1944
Pages 39
Language English
Collection wwIIarchive; additional_collections


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